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Transitional justice process must be brought on the right track

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: Nepalese human rights activists and relatives of people who allegedly disappeared while in the custody of the security forces or are held captive by Maoist rebels, display photographs of the missing persons during a demonstration in Kathmandu, 18 December 2003. The demonstrators demanded that both the governemnt and Maoist rebels make public the whereabouts of the missing persons who currently number around 3,000. AFP PHOTO/Devendra M SINGH (Photo credit should read DEVENDRA M SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

KATHMANDU: The ICJ, Amnesty International and TRIAL International today called for the Government of Nepal to commit to a transparent and consultative transitional justice process that complies with international law and the judgments of the Supreme Court of Nepal.
On 6 February, the Government of Nepal extended the mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance of Persons (CIEDP) for an additional year and committed to the selection of new commissioners by April 2019. Following the announcement, the ICJ, Amnesty International and TRIAL International voiced concerns about past approach to transitional justice and urged the Government to ensure that the next two months are used to get the flawed process on track. The organizations warned that this should not become another missed opportunity to ensure that victims are provided the justice, truth and reparation that they so desperately seek.
In a joint press statement today, the three organizations reiterated their view that the process to date has failed to deliver justice, truth or reparation for victims of crimes under international law and gross human rights violations or establish laws and institutional safeguards to ensure that such crimes are never repeated. The organizations underscored the need for independent, competent and impartial commissions, compliance with international law, and the meaningful participation of conflict victims, civil society and National Human Rights Commission in the design and implementation of the process.

Published Date: Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 03:38 AM

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